Directed by Woody Allen
Match Point is a rare drama by Woody Allen, and, like his earlier Crimes and Misdemeanors, it evinces thematic influences from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Match Point sees Allen generally forgoing comedy, but even in his dramas he doesn’t abandon clever plotting. Match Point isn’t quite a serious drama, but it’s amusing and generally thoughtful. Allen tends to pursue his themes best through comedy, despite his unease about this, and the funnier Crimes and Misdemeanors is also far better and harder hitting than the comparatively slight Match Point.